Listen to Jocelyn talk about why she has chosen to live on her own.

Do the Preparation task first. Then listen to the audio. Next go to each Task and do the activity. If you need help, you can read the Transcript at any time.

Task 1

Reorder the phrases to make complete sentences about the text.




Language level

Upper intermediate: B2


hello.every one .in here (china ),lots of young people still choose to live wiht their parents until they get married. this is a tradion costum.but now,mang changes.have young person move out to live on own.but in china ,house price is expensive ,so if you plan to own ,you have to be responsible for all the expenses. i like this topic.i gain a lot of information from diffrent country.

In my society young people don’t live on their own before they get married, they prefer stay with their parents and help them . Sometimes they still live with them after getting married because of the housing crisis, the ability of parents to do the homework .
For me I prefer to live with my parents or near to them , I want to stay with them all my life , so the money is not a goal I’m trying to earn it , I want to live in love and peace .

Moving out to live on your own is common in Western countries, but it's not very popular in Eastern. I am living in Eastern culture, I don't have any experience of it because I liked living with my parent when I was young. I think that your life will be boring if you are alone. Parent give you their unlimited love and they always want to hug and kiss you eventually when you become adults. Why don't you live with them when you still have a chance? My children are growing up, may be they will go out for studying after several years. I will try to be with them until I can do because it will be impossible when they have their own families.

I love to live with my friends than my parents thought I sometimes felt homesick. I think everyone has their own life so I want to live an indepedent life and responsible for all things of my life.

Now that I got married, living on my own has been pretty good. Me and my girl could handle it very well, and similarly to the audio speech, we waited until we could have earning enough to buy an apartment instead of renting one. We also live near to our jobs (15min, in my case).

We are five brothers and it's difficult to live in a small house so I bought a house when I got a job.

i'm 19 years old. now i live with my family but i hope next year when i will go to the university i will live on my own.

Hello every one
I'm living without my parents because I have a job in a city which I graduated university.
For myself, I would like to live near my family because this make me feel happy and comfortable.
However, if want to get a lot of money and have a good job, the best choice is working in a big city (i live in Vietnam). In the small province or town, to get a good job with acceptable salary is very difficult.

Hello lmleo158,
I come from central Viet nam . My hometown is ba ria. Do you know? How's about you?

Hello! I study in Kyiv, but my native town is Znamenka. So, I live without my parents. I think, that everyone adult person must live on his own. I know, that it is very difficult! You must have a good job, that to be independence. But it is your life and you must live it myself!